Nihongo 1.19 Release Notes

Photo Lookup (OCR)

  • You can now look up Japanese words just by taking a picture of them.
  • Simply tap on words to look them up, no viewfinder or other complicated interface.
  • Load from the camera, photo library, file browser, or by selecting "Copy to Nihongo" from the share sheet on an image file.
  • Quickly attach photos of words to their dictionary entry, so you'll find them again next time you look the word up.

Other Improvements

  • Added an option to "Paste and Search" in the dictionary search bar.
  • Photos can now be imported directly from cloud services via the file browser.
  • Make sharing and exporting of flashcard decks more discoverable by adding a share button to the screen listing cards before you enter a learning session.
  • In the Chinese localization, we now use 自動詞 and 他動詞 (and their simplified Chinese counterparts) to refer to transitive and intransitive words, which is the more common way to refer to them when discussing Japanese.
  • Remove the Microsoft logo on word entries presenting machine translated definitions. These translations are still done by Microsoft, but Microsoft no longer requires this kind of attribution.
  • Updated with the latest data from JMDict and Tatoeba, including over 1000 new word entries and over 2500 new example sentences.

Bug Fixes

  • Fix text on purchase screen getting cutoff in German.
  • Fix issue where error message when data update failed was getting cutoff on iPhone SE (1st gen).
  • Fixed a weird flicker of the part of speech cell when adding a photo to a dictionary entry.
  • Fixed the conjugation table for the word 来る (きたる).
  • Fixed an issue where the Safari Extension tutorial's tooltips would not appear if the Wikipedia page finished loading before the transition to the view finished.
  • Fixed an issue where in Simplified Chinese, the "Stage 2" banner on kanji flashcard decks incorrectly read "Stage 1".